SDL Trados Studio quotation marks
Thread poster: Stephen Carlin

Stephen Carlin
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Jan 20, 2011

Can anyone advise me how to get curved or "smart quotation marks" rather than these straight ones when using Trados Studio?

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Depends on file format Jan 20, 2011

In some file formats a a quick insert is defined at CTRL+6 (not numerical), which inserts „“.
For some file formats you can define your own quick insert.

Othewise use
ALT+0132 for „
ALT+0145 for ‘
ALT+0146 for ’
ALT+0147 for “
ALT+0148 for ”


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Sarah Downing  Identity Verified
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No automated setting? May 18, 2011

Hi Jerzy,

I was wondering the same thing today. I already figured out how to insert double curly quotes from the menu, but noticed there is no short cut for single quotes. Is there no setting (like in Word's autocorrect) where you can actually tell Studio to automatically type curly quotes (both single and double) when you type them on the keyboard. The reason I ask is because it always proves to be a big hassle to have to use the shortcut Alt+0146 for apostrophes and it would be really nice if I could just type a apostrophe and get a curly one, particularly as curly quotes and apostrophes do seem to be more commonly used in English - at least among my customers. If this feature doesn't exist, do you know if Studio plan on implementing it. It would certainly be nice to just be able to tick a box as you can in other software.

Thank you very much!

Sarah


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Eileen Cartoon  Identity Verified
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there are three icons for different quotation marks May 18, 2011

There are three differnt icons for quotation marks and a lot of other things like forced small caps on the third line at the top of the screen in Studio. Click on teh one you like and both the right and left marks appear, then you type the text in between.

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pgschreier  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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apostrophe? Aug 16, 2011

On the menu, I see the icons for quotes, but is there an easy way to insert a "curly" apostrophe ("9")?

Or how do I go about assigning that to the Ctl-9 combo?

-- Paul


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Use good keyboard layout Aug 17, 2011

Such as Ilya Birman’s.

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Marc Rizkallah  Identity Verified
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Has this been implemented yet? Apr 25, 2013

Almost two years later, I second Sarah's request. It would be nice for this to happen automatically when typing, without me having to click a button on the ribbon every time.

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Marc Rizkallah  Identity Verified
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Still nothing? Aug 31, 2014

And searching for this issue online, I came across my own feature request a year and a half ago...!

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Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Use charmap Jun 18, 2016

I've used charmap (type "charmap" in Windows' start menu) to get the characters I want, such as quotation marks in my native language's format. Not the most convenient, but the only method I know works so far, to copy and paste from charmap.

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Agreed - still not resolved May 31

I agree completely. It's mid 2017 and this "feature" is still missing from Trados

It feels like the Trados development team are too focused on the agencies and not enough on the actual translators (especially when you see what passes for a 90% match in Studio2017!)


[Edited at 2017-05-31 14:42 GMT]


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Actually, in Studio 2017 you do get "smart quotes" Jun 1

scottgraham wrote:

I agree completely. It's mid 2017 and this "feature" is still missing from Trados

It feels like the Trados development team are too focused on the agencies and not enough on the actual translators (especially when you see what passes for a 90% match in Studio2017!)


[Edited at 2017-05-31 14:42 GMT]


Studio 2017 does offer "smart" (i.e. curly) quotes.


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